Local Field Activities

San Francisco--Clyde Wahrhaftig's Streetcar to Subduction, a guide to San Francisco geology using public transportation! Published by the American Geophysical Union.

East Bay--Sibley Volcanic Preserve. Pamphlets describing a self-guided tour are available at the Preserve. For more information, call East Bay Regional Park District (510-635-0135)

Peninsula--Los Trancos Earthquake Trail. Call Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (415-691-1200) for information or to request a docent-led tour of the trail. Pamphlets describing a self-guided tour are also available at the Preserve.

Peninsula--tour of the USGS headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. Call the Earth Science Information Center at (415) 329-4309 for more information.

Point Reyes --Point Reyes National Seashore has assembled an activity guide called "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" that is primarily geared for 3rd to 6th grades. They have a ranger-led tour of the Earthquake Trail, which shows the 6-m offset along the San Andreas fault that occurred in the 1906 earthquake. For more information, call (415) 663-1092.


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